Lifestyle & Parenting

Top 5: Winter Reads

January 3, 2008

Our stylishly bookish Toronto editor Athena Tsavliris offers up her hit
list of good winter reads.

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
A touching and
poignant fable about a selfless shepherd who devotes his life to
planting acorns.
$8.95 at

of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
threads nine stories that span topics from war to domestic discord in
India and the U.S. $11.64 at

D V by Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreelands autobiography
chronicles her 50 years of trendsetting as fashion editor of Harper’s
, editor-in-chief of Vogue and creator of dozens of
famous exhibits. $91.16 at

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Written as a
childrens book, this classic 1943 novella (one of the 50 bestselling
books of all time) about a pilot downed in the Sahara Desert is a
philosophical exploration of sadness, solitude and adulthood. The
restored illustrations are a charm. $10.76 at

All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
debut novel by Canadian author Kaufman follows protagonist Tom as he
navigates a world where everyone is a superheroexcept for him. $14.82 at


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